DIY industrial pipe shelves RH style

diy industrial pipe shelves RH style

Materials to get started (will make 2 shelves as shown in the picture)

4- 3/4″ iron pipe (10″ in length/in the plumbing section of the hardware store)

4- 3/4″ pipe cap

4- 3/4″ flange

2- 2×10 cut to your desired length

1- Rust-oleum black hammered flat spray paint

1- bag of wall anchors

16- screws

1-laser level

1- pencil


Depending on what type of look you are going for, you can keep the pipes the natural color or spray paint them with a finish/color of your choice.

I decided to use a black hammered finish on mine.

I took each piece and carefully spray painted them in a well ventilated area.

Allow them to dry properly and set aside.

I sanded down my shelves to get some of the rough spots off. This isn’t necessary but I do think it helps with the staining process and overall feel of the shelf. You can just take a rectangle painters sander (they are grey) and lightly give it a rub.

For the shelves you can also decide to keep them a natural finish as they are or you can paint them, or stain them. I stained mine a dark Jacobean stain and allowed to dry over night.

Hanging shelves:

These shelves have some weight to them so you will want to make sure that you use anchors.

Figure out where you want to put the shelves in your room. Once you have figured out where you want the shelves then you need to figure out how far away you want the pipe brackets.

I used my laser level to help with where the height of the shelves would be. I marked the screw holes inside the metal flange with a pencil. Make sure you are level as this is very important (use the laser level.)

Once you have double checked your spot, use anchors and insert them into wall using your pencil marks.

Match up the brackets and screw them into the wall. Once they are properly placed you can screw in your metal pipes and then cap them with the metal pipe cap.

Carefully lift your shelf and place on top of the brackets.

The hard part is over now. Enjoy and display your accessories or pictures as you wish.







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